Cantwell Watch

A site dedicated to tracking what U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wa) does (or doesn't do) to warrant her reelection, or ouster, in 2006.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

How to win friends and influence people

Well, it seems that McGavick is going around eastern Washington apologizing for those who live in Seattle. Not that I live in Seattle, but apologizing for them because they are mostly Democrats is a sure way to lose there. And if McGavick loses in Seattle, or at least makes a poor showing, he might as well kiss off the race right now

Meanwhile Hillary is in Seattle fund raising for Cantwell as well as for her own reelection campaign in New York. The fact she is fundraising for both campaigns, particularly when she is expected to win easily in New York, suggests the Ds really do not believe Cantwell is vulnerable. Noted political analyst Larry J. Sabato suggests she will benefit from a nationwide Democratic drift.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

McGavick steps up campaign

Although KIRO calls it a kick off to McGavick's campaign, what is really happening is that McGavick is going on the chicken circuit next week. Watch for him in your town.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Seattle Times: Opinion: With enemies like Stevens, Cantwell has lots of friends

The Seattle Times gave a boost to Cantwell's campaign today calling attention to her surprise victory over Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.

But nobody is calling the race for her yet. A lot can happen in 10 months.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Cantwell tours Moses Lake seed plant

In an effort to promote biodiesel fuel, Maria Cantwell toured a seed company that refines canola oil for use in diesel fuel. Officials refused to predict the success of the project.